VALUING DIVERSITY: THE CASE OF PREGNANT WORKING WOMAN IN THE UNITED STATES

Cynthia A. Thompson (Assistant professor of management at Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. )

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

In 1987, Claire Logan, a sales representative for a garment manufacturer in New York City, was looking forward to her first bonus after moving to a commission‐based pay schedule. She had brought in over US$5 million in sales for her employer, including a new $2 million account with a major department store, and was owed a $15,000 bonus. After receiving a partial payment of $5,000 from her employer, Logan discovered she was pregnant and informed her boss. Within days she found herself out of a job and short $10,000 of the bonus owed to her. Logan filed a complaint against her employer with New York City's Human Rights Commission and four years later settled her claim of discrimination for $45,000.

Citation

Thompson, C. (1996), "VALUING DIVERSITY: THE CASE OF PREGNANT WORKING WOMAN IN THE UNITED STATES", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010710

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